Thorsten Heins Calls iOS' UI Five Years Old

18 March 2013

Thorsten Heins, in an interview with The Australian Financial Review:

“History repeats itself again I guess … the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone, with all due respect for what this invention was all about is now five years old.”

Until very recently, Blackberry had a ten year old UI on its phone platform that couldn’t manage basic touch response.

Assuming Heins is correct in his assessment of iOS, it follows that Blackberry is now only five years behind in this regard, as its design is just an amalgamation of iOS and Android ideas.